Presidential at Hickory Valley Golf Club

4.1175764706 4.1 stars from 5 (263)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6721 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6721 yards 72.6 136
White 72 6290 yards 70.6 132
Gold 72 5613 yards 67.7 118
Red 72 5269 yards 70.9 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 263 Reviews
5 stars:
89
4 stars:
129
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

239 out of 262 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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"Interesting course Friendly Staff"


zacharyhoward123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Presidential course, excellent condition tees to greens pace was good and no problems having an enjoyable round at my own pace. I would recommend this course for all the right reasons.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 11/28/2017:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback, zacharyhoward123. We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable round and hope to see you again for another one soon. Thanks for playing Hickory Valley Golf Club!

"All things considered..."


pgmaher's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We liked the course but were a little disappointed about them not telling us about the prep work going on for an event the next day - concentric circled hoses on one green and a port-a-pot surrounded by tiki torches on the 18th green??? I kid you not, sounds like I'm making this up but I'm not. But I'm not really complaining. It wasn't the best weather day; off season has pretty much started, the course was wet (cart path only) so we just took it in stride. Plus we got a super deal on GolfNow so that's just how it goes. But the course is nice, not overly long but some tough doglegs make you think about your shots. I'll go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 11/14/2017:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, pgmaher. We apologize about the prep work that was going on for the event following your round. This was a one off situation and we hope this does't deter your from returning for another round. Thanks for playing Hickory Valley Golf Club!

"Decent layout and conditions"


Changtsc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent layout and good conditions. Got a good deal on Golfnow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 11/08/2017:

Thanks for the great review, Changtsc. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you got a great deal on GolfNow. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with any specials we're running at the course. Thanks for playing Hickory Valley Golf Club!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 10/30/2017:

Thanks for the 4-star review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon.

"not your smash and grab"


raseron's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i love this course.

it's not simply a "smash a driver and hit a wedge" place, but a course where you can use a variety of clubs. there are times when you need to be precise, and others when you have room for error.

i wouldn't recommend it for a beginner, a moderate player will enjoy as will someone with more skill yet.

i've never known it to be in poor condition, and the people i've met while playing have always been friendly.

it's a little bit of a drive for me (no pun intended), but one that i gladly make.

if you want an easier go of things, play the sister course, the Ambassador, which is the other 18 of the 36 holes offered at Hickory Valley.

small downside - the range is small and has poor mats, with lousy, used balls. so you can warm up, but you won't spend too much time on it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 10/26/2017:

Thanks for the detailed review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the layout of the course and your round with us overall. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon.


moutsatsos's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 10/23/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon.

"Presidential"


Bsw99993's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had played the ambassador course a year or two ago and it was a very forgettable course with no holes that really stuck out. This was my first time on the presidential and I enjoyed it. Loved the course layout with the ponds and creeks playing a factor in a lot of the holes on the front 9 and the last few on the back. It had rained a good amount the days leading up to my round so the greens were very wet and most balls plugged. Greens were also very slow as a result. Felt like I was in a tunnel on some holes with trees surround the fairways. Would love to get back here in the summer when the course dry.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 10/18/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We'r glad to hear you had an enjoyable round, despite the wet course conditions. We're looking forward to your next round with us! Thanks for playing.

"Course in good shape, but slow play"


tyoungerman's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ambassador course is in good shape. Fairways and greens are looking good after a long summer. Needed a marshal on the course to speed up play, as it was a 4 1/2 hour round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 10/12/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon for another round.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/25/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.


Mike1205265's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/25/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon!


johnhocking's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 10/12/2017:

Thanks for the kind words, John! We're looking forward to your next round with us.

"Lack of organization"


MULLYMAN's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked as a single on golf now to play with a threesome. There was no starter so I was on my own. Never did see a threesome to play with, actually for about 25 minutes no one went off the first tee. Finally 2 guys went off about 10 minutes before me. They only had one bag; fortunately for me it appeared they ran out of golf balls on the 7th hole and they went to their car; allowing me to play the rest of the round unimpeded.

Course had just been aerated and greens were impossible to read and put.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/21/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We appreciate your patience as our greens heal from aeration. We hope to see you again soon for another round!

"One of my favorites"


Steve9650471's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

A country club it's not, but if you're looking for a challenging, well maintained golf course with friendly courteous staff members this is the place. Many fairways are tree lined so tee shots are crucial. Large undulating greens can be fast but not extreme. Either course is well worth the money. There are deals on line if you look around. We play here three or four times a year and always 4 1/2 hours or less.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/21/2017:

Thanks for the kind words, Steve9650471! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.


uHXPT3392HX's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/19/2017:

Thanks for the 4-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

"Hidden gen"


vskb01's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course. The bunkers, fairways and greens are in great condition. It's a little off the beaten path, but worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/14/2017:

Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable around and appreciate you choosing Hickory Valley.

"Overbook much?"


u092922982's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I feel like this place is notorious for overbooking in the summer, but this past weekend was different in that they overbooked and they had an outing going on. They told us it was cart path only - no clue why as we didn't get any rain the whole week. Cart girl was nice, but after the 3rd hole I didn't see her until hole 16; so that kind of sucked too. Probably won't be coming back here again anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Labor Day"


Sean9544139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was understandably busy due to the holiday, but it was completely overbooked and the pace of play was not monitored at all. We didnt tee off until 35 minutes after our booked tee time and pace of play never picked up. The group in front of us was very disrespectful and did not take other golfers into consideration throughout the day. It would have been nice to see rangers throughout the course to keep pace of play at bay. It took over 6 hours to get through the round of 18. Although my first few experiences at Hickory Valley prior to this were above average, this experience may deter me from ever coming back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/09/2017:

Hi Sean, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't up to par during the busy holiday. We hope this doesn't deter you from coming back for another round. Thanks for playing!

"Labor Day"


Francis9778378's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I over heard the starter say they had over 300 greens fee and that was at noon. We got off on time but it was a good 5 + hours later that we finished. One of our foursome left at the 13th. The course was very wet (cart path only) making play even slower. The greens were very receptive but slow. Traps were much better then any of the golf now courses I've played. I had a good round playing with a father and son. I would recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/08/2017:

Hi Francis9778378, thanks for the review. We appreciate the feedback and are sorry to hear the pace of play and course conditions weren't up to par when you played. We hope you consider giving us another shot soon. Thanks for choosing Hickory Valley!

"would like to play it again"


gandy's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Played the Presidential course. 2nd group off in the AM, so the pace of play was great even though it was wet and cart path only. Not overly long from the white tees but some holes are extremely narrow and tree lined. If you miss the fairway on those holes, your ball is lost or you're punching out. Some blind shots and other target golf type shots too. I would have played them differently if I played again. The greens were in fantastic shape. Well maintained and no ball marks, bare spots, etc. Lots of mounds and undulations on the greens. And the pins were set up for Sunday at a U.S. Open for some reason; Tucked in corners, 6 feet from the fringe, on a mound, etc... Didn't play too well between the wetness, cart path only, tight/blind/tricky shots, crazy pins and my own bad swing today but I would still like to give it another shot sometime. It was challenging and I'd like to score better..... Also, I lost my GPS on the 4th hole and told one of the outside staff guys. He checked in with me twice during the round to let me know he hadn't found it and then called me later in the day to let me know someone turned it in. That's solid service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/08/2017:

Hi gandy, thanks for taking the time to leave us such detailed review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon for another round. Thanks for choosing Hickory Valley!


Matt6836132's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 09/09/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review, Matt! We're looking forward to your next round with us.


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